Leupold VX5hd or Vortex LHT

sleephunter

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I pushed the go button on a second LHT and went thru Liberty Optics. Scott is an awesome guy and a supporter over on SnipersHide. He cut me one hell of a deal for a MOA 42mm HSR-5i for only $750 shipped.

Not sure what you can get a VX5 for these days, but that price is hard to argue with for that level of glass and features.
I’m planning to go with one of these at the moment, I’ll have to contact Scott if I do.

Every time I think I decided I see someone post how I should just get a “good” scope and go NF, etc. I’m not saying they’re better scopes, just hard to believe it’s that much better for the price, and that a $1000 scope isn’t gonna do what I need to do, repeatedly. Admittedly, I’ve got no experience with the HIGH end scopes.
 

Fishermen0105

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I’m planning to go with one of these at the moment, I’ll have to contact Scott if I do.

Every time I think I decided I see someone post how I should just get a “good” scope and go NF, etc. I’m not saying they’re better scopes, just hard to believe it’s that much better for the price, and that a $1000 scope isn’t gonna do what I need to do, repeatedly. Admittedly, I’ve got no experience with the HIGH end scopes.
Depends on what you want to do. The big thing with swfa and nightforce is the ruggedness of the scope, ffp, being able to trust the dial but you pay for it with weight and or cost.

I like the LHT but I’ve had to send two back, one wouldn’t focus and the other the illumination didn’t work. Other than that they’ve been great so far….
 

sleephunter

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Depends on what you want to do. The big thing with swfa and nightforce is the ruggedness of the scope, ffp, being able to trust the dial but you pay for it with weight and or cost.

I like the LHT but I’ve had to send two back, one wouldn’t focus and the other the illumination didn’t work. Other than that they’ve been great so far….
Agreed. I’ve never used FFP, but I don’t know that I would like it for hunting. Not what I wanted to hear about having to send them back lol.
 

JTB

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I’m planning to go with one of these at the moment, I’ll have to contact Scott if I do.

Every time I think I decided I see someone post how I should just get a “good” scope and go NF, etc. I’m not saying they’re better scopes, just hard to believe it’s that much better for the price, and that a $1000 scope isn’t gonna do what I need to do, repeatedly. Admittedly, I’ve got no experience with the HIGH end scopes.
I really like NF as well but these are very light-weight scopes specifically designed for hunting and ideal for light pack rifles. I run S&B PM II on my competition rig but honestly would not give up much going with one of the two being discussed. The S&B glass is a definitely step above but it is much heavier. I am with you on this one; if it is going to do what you need… One of my VX5HDs has a nice dent in the bell from being dropped on some rocks and when I checked it, it was still spot-on. They have helped us take deer/elk from 300 to 1000 yards and tracking has never failed. I hear similar stories from those using the LHT but all my hunting experience has been with the VX5HD. I also hear of some having problems but anything can fail. I can’t express enough the value in carefully bedding the rail, bases and scope rings so there is no doubt you have no movement or stress on the scope
 

Andrew Massi

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The lht has a better turret design being able to dial and lock at any elevation is genius. I hate the reticle for hunting anything other than steel so my hunting rifles still sport vx5hd with windplex for wind holds. Also I'm not a fan of illumination and rarely use it but the illumination in the vortex is sub par.
 

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